Doctors of Optometry specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Our doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our Optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Dr. Jim Pietrantonio of Los Gatos Optometric Vision Care graduated from San Jose State University in 1987 having completed Bachelor of Science degrees in Clinical Psychology and Biological Health Science. He obtained his Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 1993. Dr. Pietrantonio also completed his residency training in General Ophthalmology through the University of Texas Medical School in 1994.
As a comprehensive Doctor of Optometry, he has special interests and training in co-management of Lasik and cataract surgery, glaucoma, retinal abnormalites as well as treatment of eye diseases and specialty fitting of all types of contact lenses.
Dr. Pietrantonio’s interests include snow and water skiing, backpacking, photography, scuba diving, tennis, golf, racquetball, ice hockey, cycling and travel.
Dr. Pietrantonio was awarded a research fellowship through the National Eye Institute where he co-authored and presented to the American Academy of Optometry in Orlando, Florida. He has also written a chapter on “Contact Lenses and Their Uses” in a book called “Your Vision… All about Modern Eye Care”. Dr. Pietrantonio also has been the recipient of numerous scholarships in his Optometric career from the American Optometric Foundation, University of Houston College of Optometry and the Texas Public Education Scholarship Fund.
Dr. George Contos of Los Gatos Optometric Vision Care grew up in the New England area of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He attended undergraduate college at UC Berkeley, majoring in Physiology, Greek, Sanskrit and Latin. He completed his Doctor of Optometry degree at the School of Optometry at UC Berkeley.
As a comprehensive Doctor of Optometry he his very knowledgeable with all types of contact lenses and is glaucoma certified.
Dr. Contos has been practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years and loves interacting with all different kinds of people that are unique to the Bay Area.
He has studied Spanish formally in schools, and also while traveling extensively in Mexico and Central America on several trips. He has also taken introductory courses in Mandarin Chinese, which gives him the ability to pronounce eye and vision care terms authentically to his patients.
Dr. Contos enjoys reading books about science, culture, anthropology, health, medicine and history.
His greatest joy is the company of friends and family, celebrating life.